TTU, Farm Bureau bring agriculture to first graders

Farm Bureau’s Bryan Street gives a presentation about the evolution of crop cultivation to a group of first graders from Monterey’s Uffelman Elementary School and their families in the photo above. State Farm recently teamed up with Tennessee Tech University to host the annual Ag in the Classroom event at Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion. The event introduces first graders to all aspects of agriculture, and more than 1,000 students representing all Putnam County schools attended. In the photo below, 2-year-old Heston Charlton tries out the driver’s seat of a John Deere tractor that was on display at the event. Photo: TTU